car·​bo·​nara | \ ˌkär-bə-ˈnär-ə How to pronounce carbonara (audio) \

Definition of carbonara

: a dish of hot pasta into which other ingredients (such as eggs, bacon or ham, and grated cheese) have been mixed often used as a postpositive modifierspaghetti carbonara

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Recent Examples on the Web The platform, called airKitchen LIVE, currently offers 70+ online private cooking classes for interested pupils to choose from ranging from a carbonara cooking class from an Italian chef to how to make vegan ramen and gyoza, a Japanese dumpling. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Take a Virtual Private Cooking Class from Chefs Around the World Starting at Only $11," 20 May 2020 And also: clearly this woman has never tasted my mom’s carbonara. Katie Musgrave,, "Never Have I Ever Felt So Insulted: Mindy Kaling’s New Show Is Great — Unless You’re Fat," 20 May 2020 Two of my favorite recipes include the Latin-style smothered pork chops and the creamy carbonara pasta. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "How We Deal With Post-Vacation Blues," 3 Mar. 2020 The main course is a baked spiral ham with brown sugar maple glaze, roasted chicken with garlic parmesan cream sauce and fettuccini carbonara with prosciutto and peas. Maria Shine Stewart, cleveland, "Envisioning a world of virtue: Sun Messages," 6 Apr. 2020 For the carbonara sauce, simply add the egg yolks to the cream, and add the bacon fat. Alisha Prakash, Travel + Leisure, "18 Italian Hotel Chefs Share Their Favorite Recipes to Help You Get a Taste of Italy at Home," 6 Apr. 2020 That leaves most of us, having eaten up our reserves, dreaming about spaghetti carbonara, tagliatelle alla bolognese, a pan of saucy, cheesy lasagna. Erin Booke, Dallas News, "Craving pasta? Here’s how to make it when all you have is flour," 27 Mar. 2020 The new items include ramen and udon carbonara, which is made with udon noodles cooked in Shimogamo's special bechamel sauce. Lauren Saria, azcentral, "'Ghost kitchens' are changing the restaurant industry. Here's how one in Scottsdale works," 6 Feb. 2020 The Ramonara is a ramen noodle variation on the spaghetti carbonara theme, and a potato salad dish comes with salmon caviar, shoyu egg and edamame. Liza Weis,, "In Munich, a tasty turn from beers and brats," 24 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of carbonara

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carbonara

Italian dialect (alla) carbonara, literally, in the manner of a charcoal maker

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The first known use of carbonara was in 1962

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10 Jun 2020

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“Carbonara.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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